Welcome to Melbourne – Victoria

Let’s call it the most liveable city in Australia! Once spring hits, the streets and cafes are buzzing with life and you will always find a new bar to lounge around in. For you day trippers the world renowned Great Ocean Road is a must see!

Hostel of the week

Lord’s Lodge – St kilda

Located in Melbourne’s most fashionable area, Lord’s Lodge is a 150 year old historical mansion. It’s small and cosy, yet still full of charm and character. Just 5 minutes walk from Chapel Street; come enjoy this relaxed and friendly budget accommodation.

Day Trip – Great Ocean Road

Possibly prettier than the pictures, the Great Ocean Road has become a destination within itself. From food and wine options, to scenic hikes to spectacular wildlife; there is something for everyone to marvel at. The impressive display of natural beauty has made this an Australian National Heritage stretch of road. Along the road are the Twelve Apostles which have been listed as one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Renting a car is often the best option as this allows you to take your time and explore where you choose. If you’d like to sit back and avoid any hassles, there is plenty of coach bus or small group tours available. No matter how you choose to get around, you’ll see what makes this one of the most photographed areas of the country. Numerous stops and vantage points will allow you to come away with some impressive photos from your time discovering this Australian treasure.

The Queen Victoria Market

If you’re looking for some mementos of your time in Melbourne, the Queen Victoria Market is the place to be. With its exciting and eclectic collection of souvenirs, you’ll be sure to find something interesting and unique. While there, indulge in the impressive variety of food. Whether its for breakfast or lunch, this is a great place to enjoy a meal from a far-reaching country for a very reasonable price. This isn’t just a tourist destination either; Melbournians love to experience the market too. This is just a testament to how impressive the Queen Victoria Market really is.

Day Trip – See the penguins at Phillip Island

Just outside Melbourne is one of the most popular natural destinations, Phillip Island. The reason for its popularity is simple, its penguins. Here you’ll be able to see what is known as the “Penguin Parade”; thousands of little penguins heading to shore at night to the world’s largest little penguin colony.